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Pakistan donates two books of folk tales on global children's day

Update: May, 29/2010 - 09:16

HA NOI — Pakistan has donated two books on Pakistani folk tales and children's stories to Viet Nam's libraries to mark International Children's Day on June 1.

The Embassy of Pakistan presented 300 copies of the two books to the Viet Nam National Library on Thursday.

Pakistani Ambassador Shahid Kiani said the books, Pakistani Folk Stories and Pakistani Children's Stories, would help Vietnamese children know Pakistan and its people as well as the intellectual world of its children.

City holiday destinations to take centre stage at Cambodia fair

HCM CITY – Interesting tourist destinations in HCM City and elsewhere in Viet Nam will be showcased at the HCM City Expo 2010 to be held in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh in July.

The city's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism is urging tourism businesses to highlight the destinations and their tourism packages and services at the fair to be held in Koh Pich Island, Phnom Penh.
A caravan with 30 cars from HCM City to Phnom Penh will be a highlight of the five-day event starting on July 15.

There will be seminars at which Vietnamese travel companies and officials will spotlight the country's attractive destinations and cultural activities featuring 25 Vietnamese artists.

There will be around 300 booths for 200 Vietnamese enterprises.

The fair, whose slogan will be "Viet Nam Products – More Choices – Much Trusted", will feature three main areas – a hall to display the achievements of HCM City and Viet Nam, an area to display Vietnamese exports, and another to showcase the services offered by Vietnamese enterprises.

The event is expected to become an annual feature, according to the organisers.

1,000 kites to fly over Hue during festival for Ha Noi's millennium

HA NOI — 1,000 kites will be flown in the ancient imperial city of Hue during the beginning of the Hue Festival next month.

The kites will then be brought to Ha Noi in order to mark the millennium anniversary of the capital.

Members of the Hue Kites Club are responsible for the sophisticated kites that are shaped like butterflies, cranes and phoenixes.

The display can be viewed at Truong Tien Bridge in Hue from June 5-13. Before arriving in Ha Noi, the kites will be displayed in President Ho Chi Minh's native village in the central province of Nghe An and in the ancient capital of Hoa Lu in Ninh Binh Province.

HCM City to host international architecture exhibition in June

HCM CITY — Nearly 120 local and international companies are taking part in Vietarc 2010, the second international architecture exhibition in HCM City from June 3-6.

Firms from the US, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Spain, France, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia and China are among those attending the event.

The event aims to enhance the position of Vietnamese architects worldwide, narrowing the gap between Vietnamese architecture and more advanced architecture.

Vietarc will include a special area displays of nearly 100 important design projects nationwide and a seminar on local architecture will also be held for those who have a desire to find new design philosophies that contribute to the development of Vietnamese architecture.

The exhibition is organised by the HCM City Association of Architects and Gia Phuc Media Joint Stock Company. It is sponsored by the Viet Nam Association of Architects. — VNS

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